Fuji Crystal Archive paper - going away?

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by Keytarjunkie, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Keytarjunkie

    Keytarjunkie Member

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    It looks like nothing larger than 20x24 sheets is available anymore except in rolls (and I can't use rolls). I was about to order some 30x40 paper, so this is not good. Does anyone know what the deal is with crystal archive paper? I can't find anything on the Fuji site. Are there any alternative papers I don't know of that are at least 30x40?
     
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    You might still be able to find some CA Super C in 30X40. The newer Type II is not being cut in anything larger than 20X24. Most of the volume users have roll automated cutters. It's a bit of an inconvenience for some of us, but not really that big a deal. The rolls take up a lot less space in
    a freezer or elsewhere and the paper is less likely to crinkle coming off a roll than lifting a sheet at a time out of a box. This paper is a tad thinner than the Super C but with a cleaner white base. I really like it. But I figure I'll just cut a bunch of sheets at a time and put them into the 30X40 paper safe.
     
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    I'm gonna agree with Drew.
    Rolls are a bit more inconvenient but we may as well get used to it.
     
  4. Keytarjunkie

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    Hmm, thanks for the advice guys. I'll see if my school can get a roll cutter.

    As a sheet user, I've been really disappointed with the newer type II stuff - it dings so much easier, it feels cheaper...but it still looks pretty good, so I'll stick with it. And see about getting a roll cutter in the future. Thanks!